Join us for the Friends of the Ansonia Library 4th Annual Tea Social on Sunday, October 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Performance by Kandie Carle who will be presenting, "Fashion in Fiction: Clothing speaks volumes in Jane Austen's Regency Novels." A delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction. While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle gives a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Then Ms. Carle shares excerpts from Austen's personal letters as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character and class, enhance story lines, and develop plot points. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago. Tickets are $25 and go on sale starting October 7. Please note: no tickets sold at the door.